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What I Can Eat!!

For Christmas this year my amazing in-laws wanted to bless me with a few days off from cooking.  They weren’t quite sure what I actually could eat so they asked me to email them a list.

I thought I’d publish it here too so people could get an idea of what AIP can look like after a few reintroductions.  I’m planning to stay where I’m at for now and not reintroduce anything else for a few months.    I also shared what stores I usually find things at and thought I’d keep those on here too 🙂

My biggest issue w/ meat seems to be from animals that have been fed a lot of soy.
The chicken from Vitamin Cottage doesn’t bother me.  Sometimes Whole Foods will have a soy free pastured chicken available but not always.  I can have 100% grass fed beef.  This is all they sell at Vitamin Cottage,  Trader Joes has some in the frozen section and Whole Foods has some too (Sprouts might as well).  I can have bison as well.  You can’t force feed bison grains so they’re always grass fed.  Costco has ground bison in the meat section and Whole Foods/ Sprouts/ Vitamin Cottage should have it too.  I can also have wild caught salmon as long as it doesn’t have anything added to it.  I usually buy the wild orca brand from Vitamin Cottage or the stuff from Trader Joes I told you about today.  I can also have the Trader Joes brand prosciutto & Wild Pacific canned sardines in Olive Oil.  (I’ve also learned to love and embrace organ meats- ha!)

I can only do small amounts of raw dairy.  Vitamin Cottage sells Sierra Nevada brand raw goat cheese that I can have, I can also have the Grazers brand raw cow cheese from Vitamin Cottage.  I’m sure Whole Foods has some too but I don’t really go there.


Organic olive oil, avocado oil, tallow, pastured lard, ghee, I can also have small amounts of Kerrygold butter from Costco (they have it in the cheese section and not w/ the other butter for some reason).


This one is easier to tell you what I can’t have.  I can’t have any of these: (1) Nightshades: cayenne, chili powder, paprika, red pepper, curry, and spice blends that contain these nightshade spices. (2) Seeds: anise seed, annatto, coriander, cumin, fennel, fenugreek, nutmeg, poppy seed, and sesame seed. (3) Fruits: allspice, star anise, caraway, cardamom, juniper,  peppercorns, sumac, and vanilla bean

Vegetables( I can have the organic wholly guacamole from Costco in those little grab & go bites too- they have them at Vitamin Cottage in bigger packages as well)
acorn squash, artichoke, arugula, asparagus, avocado, beets, bok choy, broccoli, broccolini, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, chard, chayote, collards, cucumber, daikon, delicata squash, endive, fennel, garlic, ginger, greens, jerusalem artichokes, jicama, kabocha squash, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, mustard greens, nopales, okra, olives (pimento-free), onions, parsnips, plantain, pumpkin, radicchio, radish, rapini, rhubarb, rutabaga, salsify, scallions, seaweed, spaghetti squash, spinach, summer squash, sweet potato, taro, turnip, yuca and zucchini.

No fruit at all right now.

The Enjoy Life chocolate chips or local raw honey are all I can have right now- they have both at Vitamin Cottage.


I can do sea salt (as long as it’s not iodized) pink salt and very limited amounts of pepper. I can have the MMlocal mustard from Vitamin Cottage and the Trader Joe’s brand of Sauerkraut (there’s also a brand at Natural Grocers… bubbies or bubbles or something…)  I can also have limited amounts of organic shelled sunflower seeds and sprouted almonds (which they sometimes have at Whole Foods)  I can also have tigernuts which are a newer product at Vitamin Cottage and aren’t actually a nut but have a similar taste & nutritional profile.


The bacon EPIC bars or bites, Wild caught sardines in olive oil or in water, canned wild caught salmon as long as nothing else is added, kale chips with nothing added, Veggie Evolution World Beet Chips.
Any of these Paleo on the Go Meals:

There you have it- everything I can eat in a nice little list 🙂  In some ways it looks really short and sad to me and in other ways it seems like a lot.

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